pessary

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An assortment of small medical devices laid out on a surface
A variety of pessaries

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From French pessaire, from Latin pessarium.

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pessary (plural pessaries)

  1. A medical device similar to the outer ring of a contraceptive diaphragm, most commonly used to support a displaced uterus; also called therapeutic pessary.
  2. (contraception) A diaphragm or cervical cap.
  3. (medicine) A vaginal suppository.

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